From micro- + world.
microworld (plural microworlds)
- The world as it exists at a microscopic scale, subject to quantum effects etc. [from 20th c.]
2007 August 11, Peter J. Riggs, “Reflections on the deBroglie–Bohm Quantum Potential”, in Erkenntnis, volume 68, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s10670-007-9054-1:
- There are certainly many, new features to be learnt about the microworld and which quantum mechanics can inform about.
- 2011, Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw, The Quantum World, Allen Lane 2011, p. 8:
- This randomness in the behaviour of the microworld came as a shock because, until this point, science was resolutely deterministic.